UFC 136 Results: Chael Sonnen Dominates, Places Bet on Anderson Silva Rematch

October 8, 2011
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Chael Sonnen put in a dominant performance and won his fight with Brian Stann at UFC 136 in Houston.

Sonnen submitted Stann in the second frame, but it was his comments that followed the win that made the biggest impact, as the always-vocal middleweight called out Anderson Silva.

Sonnen swarmed and immediately went for a clinch in this one. Sonnen stayed active in the clinch and tripped Stann down to the canvas right into side control. After a scramble, Sonnen worked his way to mount, then captured Stann’s back. “All-American” did what he could to get out of defensive positions, but Sonnen stayed very active and remained in top control, pounding away with strikes through the end of the round.

Sonnen came out in the second round and immediately took Stann down. He worked from side control and found full-mount just past a minute into the round. Sonnen kept the aggressive approach and worked on the ground until the referee stood them up, presumably because he thought there was a lack of action, but that was clearly not the case, as both stayed very active. Sonnen got rocked with a Stann strike, but eventually picked up his opponent and slammed him down to bring the fight to the ground again. Sonnen then worked his way to a side choke and finished the fight in the second round.

Despite dominating Stann at UFC 136, Sonnen had only one fighter to talk about in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.

And that fighter is the UFC middleweight champion.

“Anderson Silva, you absolutely suck!” Sonnen said.

And if that wasn’t enough, Sonnen is willing to put a wager on the fight that, according to him, will take place the weekend of the Super Bowl.

“Super Bowl weekend, the biggest rematch in the history of the business, I’m calling you out, Silva, but we’re upping the stakes,” he said. “(If) I beat you, you leave the division. (If) you beat me, I will leave the UFC forever.”

Sonnen, clearly, has his eyes set on Anderson Silva, and while the date of the fight is unofficial, it appears he’ll get his rematch with the UFC middleweight champ in February. Stann loses his first middleweight fight and drops to 11-4, overall.

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  • bajafox

    I hate to say it but Sonnen could actually back up his words

    • bajafox

      …assuming he passes the post fight drug test

      • collideoverme

        I have a pretty good feeling he won’t fail again.

  • I rather see Sonnen fight Vitor Belfort, Alan Belcher, Chris Leben, Rousimar Palhares, Mark Munoz, Aaron Simpson, Michael Bisping, or anybody else. I do not need closure on Sonnen vs Silva. I need variety and I need the UFC to stop playing favorites and/or getting hung up on certain matchups!!!

    • JMH221

      It has nothing to do with the UFC picking favorites, its that the UFC is picking the best. Sonnen is ranked as the # 2 middle weight in the world. He is the ONLY person to actually dominate Silva and he actually managed to drop Silva more than once with striking. It was unfortunate that he got caught in a submission during the final minute or so of their last fight, but up until that point Sonnen gave Silva a beating. I have full faith in Sonnen!

  • Mario

    That stipulation at the end of the fight made me feel like I was watching a WWF PPV or something. 😛

    Chael did well tonight. I’m surprised he actually finished a fight for once instead of just grinding it out.

    But on that note, I don’t wanna see him fight Anderson again. Yes he won tonight, but he should work his way back up like everybody else. Guys Mark Munoz, Mayhem, even Bisping – these are guys who have been putting in work as of late. Chael should fight Vitor next. If he can win that one, then I wouldn’t turn down the idea of a rematch with The Spider.

  • collideoverme

    To all the Chael haters out there…”You absolutely suck!”
    Chael is going to beat Anderson Silva this next go round. Just wait and see.

  • I may not be a fan of Sonnens big mouth. But watching him absolutely dominate stann like that makes me excited to sit and watch The Spider kick this dudes chest in and choke him until his eyes POP out….then escort him, his ego and his mouth to Strikeforce…until it folds.